Brazil Undone By Dutch Pragmatism


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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  1. Tim Vickerman says:

    The World Cup really is a cruel prism through which to view a managerial career. Dunga (2006 – 2010), Copa America 2007, Confederations Cup 2009, easy qualification in top spot for the World Cup 2010, 45 dominant minutes of quarter final football v Holland, 45 mins of self-destruction by defensive players who had done so much right for the previous 4 years and that’s that. Branded a failure. Next!

  1. July 4, 2010

    […] Brazil Undone By Dutch Pragmatism “Never meet your heroes, they say. It is possible that a lot of people met theirs yesterday in the form of the 2010 version of the Brazilian national football team. A team that was widely-tipped to win the competition is out at the quarter-final stage for the second time in a row, and it seems unlikely that many people will actually miss them that much. On more or less any other day of the tournament – of any tournament – this would have been big, big news. Events in Port Elizabeth were overshadowed by what was to follow in the evening, but this doesn’t mean that it isn’t worth having a quick look at how they managed to get things wrong.” (twohundredpercent) […]

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